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Man arrested after hacking celebrities to steal scripts and sex tapes – officials

Alonzo Knowles held on copyright and identity theft charges Knowles allegedly told an undercover agent he had files on 130 accounts<p>A Bahamian man hacked into celebrities’ email accounts to steal unreleased movie and TV scripts and private sex tapes and sought to peddle some of the scripts, boasting …

Sony Pictures

BMW and Nissan roll out dual-plug EV chargers across the US

In some says, Tesla's Supercharger network is its ace in the hole -- you can buy one of the company's electric cars knowing that you'll have speedy charging when away from home. BMW and Nissan aren't going to let this competitive edge go unanswered, though. They're launching a network of 120 …

Fallout 4 has an infinite money glitch that's easy to pull off

You may have heard — or experienced for yourself! — that <i>Fallout 4</i> is not a particularly easy game. For those looking for a slight edge to help them through it, a powerful new glitch has been discovered that will allow you to manipulate the <i>Fallout 4</i> economy to your advantage.<p>This tip comes via IGN's</i> …

Everything you ever wanted to know about cameras in side-scrolling video games

At this year's Game Developers Conference, <i>Mushroom 11</i> developer Itay Keren offered a fascinating, in-depth look at the way cameras have been implemented both in classic side-scrolling video games and their modern counterparts. Keren's study of the 2D camera touches on some of the medium's earliest …

Lenovo Cards Its First Loss For Six Years Following Major Restructuring

Lenovo is through a difficult last quarter, in which it laid off 3,200 staff and wrote off $300 million in unsold smartphones, and in which it realized its first loss for more than six years.<p>The Chinese company, which is the world’s top PC maker and a top five smartphone company, reported a better …

Disney Infinity Comes To Apple TV Along With A “Stars Wars” Themed Play Set

The Apple TV is getting a notable new game today. This morning, Disney announced the launch of its highly anticipated Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition for Apple TV. This “toys-to-life” gaming platform from Disney allows players to use real-world interactive figures to activate original storylines in …

Smart TV

Firefox for iOS is now available worldwide

Mozilla’s Firefox browser is now available worldwide for iOS devices, after being previewed in New Zealand in September.<p>The free browser lets you sync your bookmarks, history and open tabs across devices. It also includes a private browsing mode and features visual tabs that make it easy to find …

Yahoo highlights image and video search results for Firefox users

Yahoo is adding more colors and visuals to its search results page, but only if you're using Firefox on a computer. Now, when you search for a public figure's name or a movie, you'll see a banner made of images and videos across the top of the page. Desktop search in general has taken other …

Bluetooth will get much more powerful next year

Twice as fast and four times the range, says the official roadmap for 2016<p>The ever-growing number of connected gadgets on the market is putting a strain on our Bluetooth connections. To keep up with the increased burden, the Bluetooth standard is getting an upgrade, with longer range, faster …

Forget tattoos: Biohackers are putting LED implants under their skin

Last weekend (Nov. 6-8) in Düsseldorf, a biohacker successfully implanted an electronic device under his forearm; when it comes into contact with a magnet, its five LED lights switch on, to illuminate his skin.<p>That may sound like a lot of pain and a high potential for health risk for such a novel …

Near Field Communication

Fiverr will soon let you set any price for your services

Freelance service platform Fiver has announced that it will soon remove the $5 starting price from which it got its name, and allow sellers to set their own rates.<p>The Israeli company will make this option available over the next several weeks and also introduce ‘easy-to-understand Gig (project) …

Small Business

Starship Technologies’ delivery robot makes first official public appearance at Slush

HELSINKI, Finland — Just a week after Starship Technologies announced it was developing a fleet of delivery robots, the company demonstrated one on stage today for the first time.<p>Starship, an Estonia-based company created by two Skype cofounders, says these fleets of pint-sized lunar rover-type …

Robotics

Tech companies fail to make the grade on privacy

A new ranking of major technology companies has given them low marks for protecting the privacy and freedom of expression of their users. #mediadev …

Lenovo posts first loss in six years following major restructure

The smartphone market has been a tough place to do business this year, with both high and low cost manufacturers feeling the pinch. Lenovo has released its Q2 financial results, revealing some equally mixed fortunes for the company.<p>Lenovo posted a net loss of $714 million from a revenue of £12.2 …

Mobile Technology

Apple Pay Could Get New Person To Person Payment Service

Apple is apparently in talks with a number of banks about launching a new person to person mobile payment service.<p>The new payment service could …

Future DJI drones could paint in the sky and follow you around

DJI is known for making some of the world’s best commercial drones. Having launched its 4K-shooting Phantom 3 in August, the company wants to let people know it hasn’t yet run out of ideas.<p>Its new rendered video shows off what it’s calling the ‘Phantom X Concept’, doing all kinds of cool things …

Drones

Mozilla’s Firefox Browser App For iOS Is Finally Available To All

Mozilla has been testing an iOS version of its popular web browser since September, and now Firefox for iOS is available publicly to anyone in possession of an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.<p>Mozilla software is always released iteratively using test phases, so it’s no surprise that the availability of …

Software

BlackBerry Vienna: company's second Android phone shows up in leaked image

We never thought BlackBerry would be so enthusiastic about releasing Android phones. CEO John Chen recently mentioned there were other Google-powered handsets in the works, and now we are seeing the first images of what could be the next BlackBerry Android handset.<p>This image comes from renown …

Mobile Technology

Android Wear now supports cellular connections

Google has updated its Android Wear OS for smartwatches with cellular support, so wearables on the platform will be able to stay connected with a SIM card, even when the phones they pair with aren’t nearby.<p>The first smartwatch to ship with a SIM slot along with support for cellular connectivity is …

Wear OS

Windows 10 comes to Xbox One at 3AM ET

Microsoft will begin rolling out a major overhaul of the Xbox One dashboard at 3AM on November 12. The update brings a raft of new features as well as Windows 10 for the console.<p>The new software, announced in August, features a redesigned home screen with quicker access to your contacts and options …

Windows 10

Publishers better off partnering with Facebook to invade phone lock screens

A bunch of big publishers are hooking up with Facebook to establish a presence — via notifications — on the lock screens of users’ phones.<p>Facebook today announced a new app called Notify, which shows notifications from a select group of 70 publishers, then displays the content of the articles or …

Samsung's 'premium' smartphone chip puts everything in one place

Samsung's next chip is a single square of silicon with a load of things your mobile computer needs. To start, the Exynos 8 Octa 8890 (memorable) is based on 14nm FinFET tech, whose 3D design means better power performance. The company has custom-designed the CPU around a 64-bit ARM design, and will …